Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project documenting those buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other neighborhood sites that hold the memory of a community and define where we live. This is a critical time for neighborhoods, as many are undergoing significant change. Previous Precious Places participants chose subjects as diverse as a beloved jazz club, a hundred-year-old tree, a forgotten cemetery, and the Underground Railroad. We encourage neighborhood groups in Camden and Philadelphia to apply.
This year, 10 neighborhood groups will collaborate with a research consultant and an experienced filmmaker in documenting their neighborhood. These facilitators will provide training on oral history and documentary production. On September 9th, each group will spend an entire day shooting footage in the neighborhood, including interviews and documenting selected sites or events. Finally, after editing their video, each group will be invited to show their work at a gala premiere organized by Scribe.
For more information and to apply visit the website for Precious Places